Twitter’s obsession with censoring COVID topics that either fall outside its strict boundaries of what is allowed to be discussed about the most prominent topic of our time – or only appear to fall outside it – continues unabated.
To reach this Orwellian goal of forging a sense of reality in the image of its own politics, Twitter has gone for various methods: suspensions, bans, shadowbans, and (misleading) labels.
In the example of users trying to share or quote from stories in articles referring to an Israeli study about natural immunity obtained by getting over the initial risk of coronavirus being more effective than that afforded to people by vaccines, we see a variety of those tools at work.
Twitter’s censorship at least seems “egalitarian” because it affects “ordinary” users as well as elected officials. US Congressman Thomas Massie shared on Twitter on August 28 that his post, reading, “Natural immunity >> vaccine immunity; So why force or coerce those with natural immunity from prior infection into taking the vaccine?” received a “this tweet is misleading” label.